Crawford Notch is a small, easily accessible state park located within White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. Saco Lake is a very small lake (more like a pond) located near the side of the road.
This shot was all about timing and terrain. I captured the image just moments after sunrise, when the lake was still in shade. The low angle of the sun lit the mist from behind, creating a beautiful, soft glow. Thick evergreens on the mountainside behind the lake provide interesting details – and their dark color provides a background that makes the mist stand out even more.